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From: (John BOHNERT)
        Subject: [IRL~BOOKS] Any Books About Co. Cavan?
        Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 12:35:53 -0700 (PDT)

        <> Does anyone know of any books written about County Cavan?
        <> I`m reading an excellent non-fiction  series about Clare County by
        Niall Williams & Christine Breen.

        <> A married couple leave NYC for rural west Clare.  These books are
        very interesting and make me want to visit Ireland. (I`ve never been to

        The books are:



From: <>
        Subject: Re: [IRL~BOOKS] reading***Ireland and Things Irish***
        Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 08:32:34 EST

        In a message dated 01/10/2001 1:25:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

        << Reading The Great Shame by Thomas Keneally. It's a great read.

        Yes, just bought that one along with "DUBLIN TENEMENT LIFE~~An Oral History"
        by Kevin C. Kearns. Grandmother came from Dublin so I thought it might
        capture the flavor/spirit of life there.


From: <>
        Subject: BOOK REVIEW
        Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 13:47:12 EDT

        Dublin's Literary Pubs by Peter Costello
        (Paperback; 5.99 IRP / 8.99 USD)

        For generations Dublin's pubs have been one of the city's treasures.  They
        are at the heart of its social life, as central to the city as cafes are to
        Paris a home from home for Dublin's famous writers.  On this wonderful
        tour through the streets of Dublin you'll learn about the life and customs
        of pub life, meet the wits and the characters, and revel in the uniquely
        Irish atmosphere.  With a little literature, some history, and an abundance
        of craic, this very entertaining volume allows the reader to follow the
        occasionally stumbling footsteps of Irish literary legends such as Brendan
        Behan and Patrick Kavanagh as well as fictional creations such as Leopold
        Bloom and the Ginger Man.


From: <>
        Subject: Re: [IRL~BOOKS] Good Books ?
        Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 22:51:29 EST

        In a message dated 01/08/2001 5:30:33 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

        << Any one read any good books lately ? >>

        Hi. With a Grandfather from Galway, I've been reading Aran Islands by John M.

        I'm also reading The Great Hunger as well finishing up a biography of Queen
        Victoria. :)


From: <>
        Subject: Irish Books
        Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 18:28:35 EDT

        PASSING THE TIME IN BALLYMENONE by Henry Glassie IBSN 0-253-20987-0

        In 1839 the NIGHT OF THE BIG WIND descended on all of Ireland. Ireland
        has never witnessed another storm as it saw in 1839.  Many people in
        this century still repeat stories about the Night of the Big Wind. The

        THE NIGHT OF THE BIG WIND by Peter Carr, ISBN  1 870132 50 5
        lists Galway on several pages.  The book tells about the damage done to
        the various areas of Ireland.


From: Kate Press <>
        Subject: [IRL~BOOKS] West Limerick Families
        Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 11:44:17 +1000

        West Limerick Families Abroad
        Kate Press and Valerie Thompson
        ISBN 0-646-41334-1
        Format soft cover A4 270 pages

        The complete index of names in the book, an index of West Limerick Baronies,
        Parishes and Townlands plus the cover photo at:


        A study of the Irish who left West Limerick and travelled to the four corners
        of the globe. This work sets out their family trees, logs their emigration and
        contains numerous stories of their triumphs, trials and tribulations in their
        new homeland.

        More than 1000 family names, with subject cross references. Many name variants
        are included. There are twenty-seven known variants for the name Prenderville.

        Available from

        Data Tree Publishing, Suite 393, 45 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria 3144
        Australia. Tel. 03 9509 7115

        Home Page

        Kate Press, 71 Claremont Avenue, Malvern, Vic. 3144 Tel. 03 9509 7115

        Val Thompson, PO Box 90, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Tel. 02 9 969 8717



From: <>
        Subject: Book Review
        Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 00:15:09 EDT

        The Maid's Tale by Kathleen Ferguson. 1995. ISBN: 1 85371 262 0

        NOVEL - the story of a priest's housekeeper in the service of the Catholic
        Church. Its setting is
        the city of Derry from the late Fifties to the present day. The story is told
        by the housekeeper
        herself. She describes her childhood years spent in an orphanage run by the
        Sisters of Charity,
        then her girlhood in a convent school. This is followed by her years as a
        housekeeper to a parish
        priest. Abuse of power is the book's theme. The author has taken the Irish
        cliche of the priest's
        housekeeper and made it literature.


From: <>
        Subject: book review
        Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 13:06:17 EDT

        Battleground: The Making of 'Saving Private Ryan' in Ireland by Tom Mooney &
        Stephen Eustace
        (Paperback; 9.99 IRP / 15.00 USD)

        This book is the exciting story of the making on one of the most
        controversial war films of all time and how Ireland and a stretch of beach
        in County Wexford attracted the most successful film director in the world,
        Stephen Spielberg, to recreate the horror of the Omaha Beach slaughter in
        1944.  Battleground features behind the scenes interviews with Spielberg and
        many of the film stars, including Tom Hanks and Edward Burns.


From: <>
        Subject: book review
        Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 22:09:29 EDT

        Where the River Flows: Annamoe Rectory by Vera Pettigrew
        (Paperback; 8.95 IRP / 13.50 USD)

        Annamoe is a tiny village in County Wicklow, 'a humpback bridge with the
        river flowing beneath, a post-office, one shop, a few whitewashed cottages'.
        Half a mile away is the large old Georgian rectory, set among brooding
        hills, beautiful in summer, harsh and lonely in winter.  To Annamoe rectory
        in 1957 came Vera Pettigrew, her husband Stanley and baby daughter.  This
        book is Vera's entertaining and nostalgic account of the five and a half
        years they spent there, recording with a keen sense of humour and a sharp
        ear for dialogue the day-to-day activities of parish and family life, from
        fetes to festivals, from schools to scout camps.  But her story also
        stretches out to wider shores: growing up in Northern Ireland; the first
        curacy in Newcastle, County Down; the start of married life in Clontarf in
        Dublin; summers in Sligo and Connemara; Stanley's painting; her own love of
        animals and the joy and heartbreak they brought her; echoes of the past
        recalled by the names Barton, Childers and Synge.  This book is a
        fascinating and affectionate picture of people and places in those remote
        parishes of Derralossary, Laragh and Calary.

From: <>
        Subject: New Irish Site/Book
        Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 00:14:24 EDT

        Set in the rural Irish town of Ballykissangel, County Wicklow, the television
        series tells the story of Father Peter Cifford and his struggle to become
        accepted by the local residents.Ballykissangel - Synonomous with Ireland, its
        culture, heritage and traditions. [Check your local TV stations for

        Ballykissangel book published in May 1998 also tells the story and more info.
        is on the site.


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